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DENVER — Here are your 10 Things to Know for Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

1. Evans Police reopen investigation into death of woman

The Evans Police Department has reopened an investigation into the death of a 28-year-old woman after evidence surfaced that a police detective misstated or omitted key evidence to disguise a murder as a suicide.

2. Jefferson County Open School to reopen

Jefferson County Open School is scheduled to reopen Wednesday after a hazmat scare Monday. Officials say shreds of six habanero peppers scattered in wood chips caused the scare.

3. Day 4 in search for missing hikers

The search for a father and son who have been missing for a week after going on a hike in the Echo Lake area at the base of Mount Evans will resume Wednesday morning.

4. New school opening in downtown Denver

The Downtown Denver Expeditionary School will be filled with new students Wednesday. The school is part of the Emily Griffith Campus.

5. Numerous job openings for construction workers

With numerous projects across Denver, this is a need for construction workers. There are so many openings, employers fear there might not be enough workers to fill the jobs.

6. Ex-coach convicted of sex crimes stabbed a second time

For the second time in 10 days, former Boulder youth hockey coach Zachary Meints convicted of sex crimes was stabbed in Boulder. Meints drove himself to the emergency room after he says someone wearing a bandana over their face stabbed him in the abdomen with a folding knife.

7. Toyota issues five recalls

Toyota announced five recalls on Wednesday affecting a total of 6.39 million vehicles worldwide. The recalls cover 27 Toyota models — including Camry, Corolla, Matrix and Highlander — the Pontiac Vibe and the Subaru Trezia. Some of the vehicles were made as early as 2004.

8. At least 20 hurt in Pittsburgh-area stabbings

At least 20 students were injured in a stabbing attack at a high school in Murrysville, Pa. Authorities have a student suspect in custody.

9. California bill to ban orcas from display and entertainment shows tabled

A bill in California that would have stopped display and entertainment shows using orca’s will be tabled until at least next year.

10. Teacher has perfect response to student

After receiving a profane letter from a student, an English teacher provided the perfect response that has gone viral.

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